I blog because I love it. It gives me joy and fulfillment. Sometimes I feel guilty about that. As a mom, shouldn't I be constantly serving my children and putting their joy and needs above my own? Instead of spending my evenings and naptimes on blogging, shouldn't I be cleaning the house or planning amazing educational activities for my girls for the next day?
While I think it is important to clean the house and provide educational activities for your kids, I also think it's important to foster our own creativity and passions as moms. It makes us better moms. If we spend all of our energy on our kids and neglect ourselves, we will get burned out on parenting. Also, I think it's ok to have your kids see you do something for you that doesn't involve them. It's ok if they aren't #1 all the time. I hope that as my girls see me doing something I love, they will feel permission to do something they love and explore their own passions.